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What was said on field and on phone between #Pirates Hughes and #Reds Phillips ...
As Phillips went to 1b after being hbp, he believed he heard Hughes call him "boy," which Phillips took as a racial slur. "It was just a big misunderstanding," Phillips said today. "Anything that was said (on the field) is going to stay between Brandon and myself," Hughes said.
Phillips tweeted about the incident about an hour after the 14-inning game, which ended around 12:30 a.m. Later, Phillips texted Andrew McCutchen, who arranged for the two to talk. "I was just the middle man," McCutchen said. "All I did was give them the phone. They worked it all out." Said Hughes: "We talked and told each other how much we respect each other as men. He's a great guy. He's super nice."